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scared that the iron ring i wear has become poisonous?

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Hello ehealth , thank you for this wonderful site. I just have a question that, I'm wearing an iron ring on my middle finger which someone in my family heated it on gas stove and now it has turned dark puple in colour. I'm deadly scared that has it become poisonous? Since sometimes it also touches my food. I don't wish to remove my ring too. But if it's hazardous then I will definitely. Please help and thanks again !


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replied June 17th, 2014
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the appearance of your ring and its possible effects without examining it and going ahead with further evaluation. If it has changed its color, you may consider getting it removed and washing it to see if it gets back to original color. You may also consider getting it examined by your doctor/healthcare provider and then proceed with further decision. Avoid wearing it if in doubt. Look out for any new symptoms or development of any skin changes in the area of contact with the ring and report to your doctor/healthcare provider immediately.
Take care.


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